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  1. Thanks so much Mick, I think I was finding this as you were typing - sorry to have wasted your time. I'm grateful people are generous enough to help. It is still seems a little odd to me though that the clip to canvas and other settings seem to change (I'm not entirely tech novice so I'd know if I changed a setting!)
  2. Alright sorry folks - 2 hours later I manage to find out that VIEW MODE - Clip to canvas has been activated. Fine now. I didn't activate it - just as I didn't choose grey as a background for the text!
  3. For today's weirdness, I have two things that are just driving me nuts. Can anyone help and tell me what is going on? 1. On the master page I created a text box. It had a grey background...I didn't ask for one. In the character panel I was completely unable to change the colour to white or transparent even though the pallet says it is for 'background colour' (even with the text box selected, trying to establish a default for the tool or any other way in the visible menus). Eventually, I found I could do this is in Studio in a deep down menu call 'textbox' - this is completely counterintuitive; I should be able to change any aspect of the text box with the swatches available on the right side of the screen, shouldn't I? 2. I create a text box on the master page in black font on an invisible background. I move the text board onto the paste board and the text disappears completely. However, I have another document I made earlier, where this does not happen and the text remains visible. So just to check, I copy a text box from that document and paste it into the new one. This too goes invisible when it is is moved to the pasteboard. See the picture below. I am so irritated at trying to wrestle with this parameters that should be simple to set!
  4. Thanks for all the comments and interest, it's great that you all give time and trouble to help. Reapplying the master page without 'replace existing' may well cause some problems, however... In this case, I only tried this after the issue arose. In the end, using 'edit detachable' fixed the problem, but this was on the original master layer, not the extraneous ones. Had it been on the original, I would have lost all the text entered (this is what I saw while trialling turning off and on these additional master layers). Once the two extra were gone, I was able to move the text frame from the original master application into position. There is still no way to explain how that original master did not apply to just one page in document view!
  5. So - I have managed to fix this...but it is a fix, not a solution. And I still have no idea how this could have happened. Good grief, what convolutions. There is nothing in the help file that I could search for related to 'edit detached'. So here's what I found: Each page had 3 master pages applied - or rather the same master applied 3 times, showing in the layer panel, each with a variation on spacing. BUT there is only one master page in the master pages panel By showing/hiding the 3 master layers in page views, one by one, I found which one actually held the text. A right click brings up the pop-up menu with 'edit detachable' on it Once selected, I could move the text box on the page (not on the master page) I deleted the master pages that were extraneous in the layer panel (and this restored editing on the page too) The whole process is clunky though, and a problem of intentional actions. I still can't see how it happened. If I had applied a master page change, it should have affected the related text box on every spread, not all but one. Undoing the issue is a time consuming affair, because I have to delete the two extraneous master pages on every spread, one by one. Actually, I only found all this out after having remade the entire document, before returning to the problem file. Although this was 4 hours work, at least it contains no errors (that I know of) and no history of errors that could be reintroduced. Well I have learnt a few things...just hope it may help others.
  6. Hi Carl - thanks for taking the time to reply. I only reapplied the master page after the problem arose in an effort to correct it. Yes the transform/constraints is hover revealed. I have seen the 'edit detached' functioned mentioned before, but can't find any way to address this - it certainly isn't something I have done with intent. I have only worked with text flowed into the text frames. For today's weirdness, on reopening the same file this morning, I find that I can no longer select any text at all, in any text frame. What I am able to select is a paragraph whitespace at the beginning of each text frame that is not even formatted with the same font family or size. Nothing is locked, nothing changed. Publisher just seems to be too buggy for me to use at the moment.
  7. Hi Old Bruce - thanks for taking an interest. Here are snap shots of the layers panel. The only items not shown are at the top of the list and are the elements I added in red to explain the issue.
  8. I have a master page for a booklet of 20 A4 pages. There are 4 text blocks on the A4 master page. In the document all are with flowed text. After adding the text, I found I needed to adjust the master page and nudge several of these boxes into a better position. After I have reapplied the master page, all the text blocks have moved on the document pages - just as expected...except on one page. On that page the master has not been reapplied. Just one of the text blocks in the whole document remains in its original position (out of place). On all other pages, the reapplied master page is correctly placing the text block. There are no additional text blocks placed on that single document page. There are no extraneous text blocks on the master page or document page. There appears to be a ghost block - I can move the master page text block but the text doesn't move. If I delete the master text block - all text disappears. The master block appear in one place but the text appears in another as a ghost block. I have tried everything: re-changing the master page deleting and readding elements Moving the text block off the master page paste board (the extra text remains in place on the document page) There is no duplicate or extra text block on the master page Deleting the text from the extraneous master applied element. The text reflows as expected The problem seems not reversible. This document is literally 100s of hours of work that is unusable as the error seems uneditable. Anyone know what is going on here. I have attached some pictures to show what I mean by all this.
  9. Many thanks for the update and information. Turning off the tool tip preview certainly stops the flicker as it is dragged onto the image. Sadly it doesn't really change anything as the tool is used. In my first post, I mentioned that the flicker occurs when a tool is clicked off and on while using it. However, this isn't the case. Even when the click-drag of the tool is maintained (ie no release), the flicker occurs with every pause and resumption of movement. Whilst there doesn't seem much hope of the issue being resolved anytime soon if it is an artefact deeply buried core programming processes, I would hope that someone will still be looking at a creative solution. I am enjoying so much about AP (including batch rescaling) However without a fix for this, colourising and adjusting images is a limited possibility. I can't see myself breaking away from PS anytime soon. The video below shows the flicker during drag pauses. Again thanks for your efforts. Screen flicker 2a.mp4
  10. Thanks for the quick feedback. And I can confirm that the behaviour reduces or is unnoticeable above 100% zoom. I had noticed the issue before, though somehow it is much more intrusive on a black and white image, particularly in this case when I was trying to add tone to specific parts. As the behaviour also quasi changes the tone, it is difficult to separate this shift from the tool changes being applied! It remains a bit of an issue, as the files I work with are often much bigger than this and seeing the whole while working is important (so zooming in isn't a great work around). I am hopeful a 'developer fix' will rectify it...it would be an important step for me to be able to finally drop PS Incidentally, I am really enjoying Publisher...just brilliant. Thanks again
  11. Working on a MacBook .High Sierra, AP 1.7.2 In any photo, using any tool, the image flickers as drag tool onto image There is no flicker when the tool is actively being used. Once over the image there is a flicker each time the tool is engaged or disengaged (click on click off). Video attached to show the effect. Image is background - no layers. Very distracting! Flickering screen.mp4
  12. I could really use a destructive crop method that can be triggered by shortcuts for processing large numbers of files. I know that many people would say that having a non-destructive crop is better...just not in all circumstances. Here's the scenario.I am managing a hundreds of photos of students for our school database. The photos are all rapidly taken with lots of extraneous background and very poor centring. They are also just too big in file size and bloat the database if loaded as taken (yes I know, better source photos would be great, taken at a lower resolution...yes we have tried to train the staff) This was possible in photoshop with a selection and a series of shortcuts: Rectangular selection (based on a ratio) Crop (user defined key strokes) Image size (Shift-Command I) Save at a lower resolution (Command S and offered at save time) In photoshop I managed about 200 files in about 25 minutes. This would take hours in Affinity - batch won't work because this would require the same selection to be made each time. What do you think? I know others miss this too... As a second best, the ability to click-drag to expand the crop selection (ie expand from centre not at edge or corner) would be very welcome
  13. I am using the newly released Publisher and switching from InDesign 5. I want to be able to see certain text elements as I work but hide them when printing. A specific case is where I set up a single A4 sized layout to hold 4 pages of a book (making a section when cut after printing). There are four page numbers on each sheet and these are needed to be visible to me while type setting (for ordering the text blocks). However I need to be able to set these to be invisible when printing. This was possible in InDesign, where I also used the feature to write myself notes about imprint, fonts used and page collation after cutting... but I can't find this in Affinity Publisher. Although I can set a layer to be invisible, it means I can't see it to work with. I hope this makes sense. Have I missed something or is this not possible?
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